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Golden Gate (SF) or Charlesbank (NYC)?
Is there a big difference in culture, hours, comp, or exit opps?

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Culture I’d say is similar. Golden gate is one of the best brands on the west coast so if you want to stay in SF for long term I think their brand goes a long way

Have you gotten offers for both or just considering?

I’ve heard mixed culture from both, but that GGC is revamping their culture. Charlesbank offer was lower last cycle by about 30k FYI, they may have bumped though..

Not sure if I would classify as UMM? They acquire up to $3B EV and latest fund was below $4B

Historically, I'd say that Golden Gate is perhaps a notch above Charlesbank, although that has probably changed and I don't think Golden Gate is performing as well as they used to (from what I heard). Both great places to work; think more about where you want to be (Boston vs SF)

The real question here quite frankly is SF or NYC. Distinctions between these two brand is more or less meaningless, particularly at the associate level

CB is 90% in Boston

Ask more specific question on GGC and can try to be helpful

Going to bucket both together.

Overall hours are pretty average for PE, not on live deal, probably 40-55 depending on how busy the portfolio is. Some weekend work but generally pretty flexible. On Live deal, it’s a sprint for a few weeks and hours can get up to 80-90 with pretty much guaranteed weekend work unless it’s a long process.

Vertical wise, I hear software is the sweatiest, followed by consumer then industrials and FIG. That being said, golden gate’s vertical leadership has changed a lot over the last two years (consumer spun out to Percheron, industrials spun out to Arcline, S&S just spun out, FIG has new leadership) so that’s in the air

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